God’s Day of Rest or Sabbath Day in the Bible – What can we draw from it?
God’s Day of Rest shows that Rest is Essential
The Bible says that God rested for a day after creating the world. If God needs rest, we definitely need it too. You see, no human being can survive for many days without getting the minimal sleep that is required for the functioning of the human body. This shows that we are mere mortals and that we have our own limitations that are created by God.
Genesis 2:3-And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
God’s Day of Rest shows that God wants us to Rest in Him
Resting in God is not an option, but essential for Joy. Jesus calls us to rest in Him and in His presence. You need not carry heavy burdens and loads of weight on your own. Anyway, God is carrying you. You carrying your own burdens is not going to reduce His burden in anyway. So, cast your cares, burdens and worries on Him. Rest in Him and He will take care of you.
Matthew 11:28- Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:29- Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
God’s Day of Rest shows your trust and dependence should be on God
Where is your trust? Whom do you remember when you need help? If God is not number one, there is a leak in your Christianity.
David fought the battles and won them by trusting and resting in God’s goodness and power, not the power of chariots or his mighty men of war.
Psalms 20:7-Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
Mark 6:31-And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
Psalms 4:8-I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
A Day of Rest reminds that Resting is in God is better than hustling in your own strength:
What is the use of husting and working hard for something without seeking God’s will and strength? Reward for your work comes from God alone. Nothing that He doesn’t allow will come to you. Nothing that He allows can be stopped from you. Choose to rest in God’s strength for both results and the process.
Do you compromise your time with God for the sake of pleasing your boss in your job? Who is your real provider? We can’t do anything fruitful without God.
John 15:4-Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
1(A Song of degrees for Solomon.) Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Rest is also a way of glorifying God, just as work. Rest shows that you are not worshipping your work. Rest shows your trust in God. Thank God for the rest He has given us. God never sleeps and so we can sleep peacefully after working for His glory.
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